Caring for the Caregiver


What is Mindfulness?

Dr. James D. Huysman | Monday, November 21, 2016

"…mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally…"

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The Promise of Spring in the Seasons of Caregiving

Dr. James D. Huysman | Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The seasons of caregiving happen inside us; the four seasons happen around and outside of us. Dr. Jamie explains the light spring can bring to caregivers.

Originally posted in: Caregiving

Workin’ on a Love Letter!

Dr. James D. Huysman | Friday, January 29, 2016

It’s always a perfect time to show yourself some love. I don’t know of anyone who has written a love letter to themselves, but I think it’s a splendid idea (especially if...

Originally posted in: Caregiving

Discovering Yourself While Caring For Another

Dr. James D. Huysman | Friday, August 14, 2015

There is no question that becoming a caregiver can turn your world on its ear and that the rigors of providing care on a daily basis can impact the caregiver in some not...

Originally posted in: Caregiving
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The Winner of APFM's "Give Back Getaway" contest is….

Joan Lunden | Thursday, July 23, 2015

This year's A Place For Mom's "Give Back Getaway" contest to Camp Reveille is….

Originally posted in: Caregiving
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Smart Habits of Highly Effective Caregivers

Dr. James D. Huysman | Tuesday, January 13, 2015

To be the most effective caregiver you can be for your loved one you have to remember to make yourself and your health a priority. Dr. Jamie Huysman shares some smart hab...

Originally posted in: Caregiving
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This is NOT Your Mother’s Caregiving

Dr. Cheryl Woodson | Thursday, August 28, 2014

Many of us compare our caregiving to the way our mothers cared for our grandmothers, which might lead us to believe that we aren’t doing a good enough job caring for our ...

Originally posted in: Caregiving
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APFM contest winner is coming to Camp Reveille!

Joan Lunden | Sunday, August 3, 2014

A Place for Mom launched its second annual caregiver getaway contest with the winning prize being a trip to my Camp Reveille this August in Naples, Maine. I had the pleas...

Originally posted in: Caregiving
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Managing Stress and Heart Health - A Guest Blog by Dr. Dale Atkins

Joan Lunden | Thursday, February 27, 2014

Last month I got the privilege to meet Dr. Dale Atkins, a licensed psychologist and relationship expert who focuses on families, couples, parenting, healthy aging, managi...

Originally posted in: Heart Health
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10 Habits of Exceptionally Happy Caregivers

Joan Lunden | Sunday, January 26, 2014

This is a great blog from our friends at A Place For Mom. If you are a caregiver or you know of someone who is a caregiver, you should read this, share this, pass this al...

Originally posted in: Caregiving